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I am in a library and the librarian is asking me if I want to check this book out? The book is on my table. Is this some common expression check something out = investigate ?

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People check books out of libraries, meaning the library records their library-card number and issues them a date by which the book is due back.

check out
2. To withdraw (an item) after recording the withdrawal: check out books.

(TFD Online)

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